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Cleveland-Athens Cotillion holds Holly Ball

The Cleveland-Athens Cotillion held its 56th annual Holly Ball on Dec. 29, 2018 at the Cleveland Country Club. The social occasion was celebrated with Dr. James Patterson Stone serving as master of ceremonies. He is the husband of Ms. Barbara Brittian Stone of 41 years and the father of Miss Jessica


SCHOOL PATROL: Details are limited on recent Ooltewah High incidents

Two recent incidents at Ooltewah High School have caused concern among teachers, students, and parents, but very few details have been released. In recent days, reports have circulated of a classroom attack at the school on January 16th.


Cleveland woman seriously burned in house fire

CLEVELAND, Tennessee (WDEF) – A Cleveland woman was flown to a burn center in Atlanta after a fire at her home on Wednesday afternoon. It happened around 3:30 at the house on State Place N.W.


Cleveland Mayor Kevin Brooks To Speak At Cleveland/Bradley Chamber Of Commerce Membership Luncheon

City of Cleveland Mayor Kevin Brooks will speak at the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce "Food for Thought” membership luncheon on March 21 with an update about the City of Cleveland’s downtown development progress and aspired path for continued success.


Coyotes attack pets in West Tennessee

HENDERSON COUNTY, Tenn. — There are reports of coyote attacks on animals in West Tennessee. “Anything that’s wooded, that’s out away from people and traffic, that’s where they hang out. They’ll hang out right along the property line of your property,” said Lexington Animal Control officer Brandon Mc


Cleveland wrestlers aim to break school records

With high hopes to set school records, Cleveland High's long-strong wrestling program is well within reach. Ten Blue Raiders survived the rounds of 32 and 16 on Thursday, the first day of the TSSAA Class AAA state traditional tournament in Franklin. Cleveland leads the field with a team total of 92.


The low levels on Parksville reservoir are about to end

CLEVELAND, Tennessee (WDEF) – We’re seeing a lot more of the bottom of Parksville and Ocoee lakes this week. TVA has dropped the lake levels on the Parksville Reservoir six feet lower than normal for awhile.


Second fatal case of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease reported in Middle Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - For the second time in less than a month, a Tennessee family is mourning a loved one who died from Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, something doctors say is a one-in-a-million diagnosis.


East Tennessee congressman speaks out on undocumented students

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) - An East Tennessee congressman says schools in his district are having to hire more English language learning teachers due to an influx in undocumented students.


Appeals court upholds former Cleveland firefighter's employee rights claim after he says he was unlawfully fired

The Tennessee Court of Appeals recently handed a victory to a former Cleveland, Tennessee, firefighter who has been challenging his 2012 termination for years, saying his supervisors used an unlawful procedure to fire him.


Obtaining a carry permit in Tennessee

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) - After Wednesday, where a man shot his wife at a dentist office, Sullivan County Sheriff Jeff Cassidy is calling one man a hero. Larry Seagroves, who was a patient in the office and a handgun carry permit owner, shot the suspect and held him until law enforcement arrived.


Koda, service dog for boy with autism, went missing in Cleveland, reward offered

CLEVELAND, TEnn. — Koda, a service dog for an 8-year-old boy with autism in Tullahoma, went missing in Cleveland on January 26th. His owners say he went missing in southeast Cleveland, off of Ella Drive Southeast.


Cleveland's Camden Sewell could make impact for baseball Vols as freshman

KNOXVILLE — Tony Vitello's second baseball team at Tennessee will be more experienced than his first. The former longtime assistant also should benefit from the experience he gained in his first year as a head coach.


Tennessee man, wanted for trying to kill officer, arrested in Thomasville after multiple-state manhunt

THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Officers arrested a man, wanted for attempted murder of a police officer, in Thomasville on Friday, according to police. Billy Alexander Stratton, 26, of Kingsport, Tennessee, was arrested and faces charges relating to the chase, a recovered stolen vehicle, a firearm and narcotic


Tennessee angler leads Bassmaster Elite on Lake Lanier

With each day that passes, Tennessee angler David Mullins sounds more and more confident about his current situation. He’s learning Lake Lanier’s spotted bass, and it shows in the standings.


Dogs still in limbo, tied to Kinder animal abuse investigation

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — One week after a multi-state animal abuse case, some dog owners still haven't been reunited with their pets. The animals were rescued from Kinder Dog Training in Cleveland.


TPD asks for help with homicide investigation following shooting on West Tennessee Street

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - If you witnessed a fatal shooting on West Tennessee Street on Feb. 10, investigators want to talk to you. The Tallahassee Police Department says they are continuing to investigate a shooting in the 2600 block of West Tennessee Street that happened on Feb. 10 around 1:38 a.


Several injured, shooter apprehended at Aurora, Ill., manufacturing plant

Multiple people have been injured at a manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday and a shooter has been apprehended, authorities said. Officers responded to reports of an active shooter at the Henry Pratt Company, the city announced just after 2 p.m. CST.


Whitfield Magistrate under investigation resigns

DALTON, Georgia (WDEF) – Whitfield County Magistrate Judge Shana Vinyard has resigned. She has been on “voluntary paid leave” since October of 2018. Vinyard has been drawing her yearly salary of $52-thousand dollars.


Children Invited To Hear A Paris Story At Happy Little Book Garden On March 2

The Happy Little Book Garden and More in East Ridge at the Chattanooga Mercantile, 6725 Ringgold Road invites children to go hear the story of a five-year-old boy who travels to Paris, France with his grandfather. Local author Janie Dempsey Watts will read from her children’s picture book, Pap Pap G